[Elsnet-list] RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY in AUDIO-VISUAL SPEECH RECOGNITION

Jon Barker j.barker at dcs.shef.ac.uk
Wed Oct 27 13:33:20 CEST 2004


(apologies for multiple postings)

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
Department of Computer Science

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY in AUDIO-VISUAL SPEECH RECOGNITION

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in the 
Speech and Hearing research group at Sheffield. The post is available 
from 1 November 2004, or soon thereafter, for a period of 2 years and 3 
months. The appointment will be on the UK RA1A scale according to 
experience.

The successful applicant will be working on an EPSRC support project 
concerning the development of novel techniques for exploiting visual 
speech information (e.g. lip and face movements) in the design of 
automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems. The project will consist of 
two major components. Firstly, a new audio-visual speech corpus will be 
recorded. The corpus will be designed for testing ASR performance in 
highly non-stationary noise backgrounds. The aim will be to use this 
corpus within the project and to make it available to other researchers 
involved in audio-visual speech research. The second component of the 
project involves extending novel ASR techniques, developed previously at 
Sheffield, to allow them to be applied in the audio-visual domain.

Candidates should have either an MSc or PhD in Computer Science or a 
related discipline. A background in speech processing research is 
desirable. Duties would involve managing the AV speech corpus recording 
and preparation, and aiding in the development and evaluation of 
audio-visual ASR systems.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Jon Barker (j.barker at dcs.shef.ac.uk).

Full Post Details:
http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~jon/r3469.doc

Application pack:
http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~jon/ap_academic.pdf
Job Reference No: R3469

Closing date:  11th November 2004


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Dr Jon Barker, Department of Computer Science,
University of Sheffield, Sheffield,  S1 4DP, UK
Phone: +44-(0)114-22 21824 FAX: +44-(0)114-278 0972
Email: j.barker at dcs.shef.ac.uk  http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~jon




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